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Point Blue’s Coronavirus Response

By Manuel Oliva, CEO

To all in our Point Blue community,

In these uncertain times we wanted to send you an update on how Point Blue is responding to the latest developments of the coronavirus pandemic (aka COVID-19) and send our support as we all navigate our way through this unprecedented event.

The health and safety of our staff, partners, and supporters is paramount during a crisis and we are taking every possible measure to protect and support our community. We have closed our Petaluma office and our Palomarin Field Station in Bolinas to the public as we believe it is our responsibility to do whatever we can to minimize the spread of the virus. We have also postponed any large Point Blue events.

We have asked our staff to work remotely at least through the end of March to reduce any potential risk of infection. We are also sharing the latest information from scientific and public health sources with our staff and we are ensuring they all have easy access to employee resources (including support for their physical and mental health).

But we know our community is much bigger than just our staff. I want to take this opportunity to express my sincere hope that you and your family and friends are staying safe and healthy. Please do follow the latest science and recommendations from local and state agencies, including “social distancing” guidelines to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

Finally, I’d like to thank you all for supporting Point Blue and helping us grow into the organization we are today. Moments like these drive home the importance of science-based work and increasing resilience in our communities. Supporting healthy ecosystems that allow humans and wildlife to adapt to unpredictable developments has never been more important.



Manuel J. Oliva
Chief Executive Officer